• Media Inquiries

    As a local public school system, YSD is glad to offer information to media outlets. Please complete the form linked below and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

    Note: Please submit your inquiry as far in advance as possible.  A week in advance is ideal. We rarely can accommodate same-day requests. Thank you.

    Need a great story idea? Check out ideas submitted by our staff, students and community at www.YakimaSchools.org/YSDstories 

    Kirsten Fitterer
    Chief Communications Officer
    Yakima School District


    Media Inquiry Form (Please note that media inquiries will not be processed when school is not in session.)




    Media Guidelines

    The Yakima School District is committed to maintaining a safe, secure and positive learning environment with clear academic goals and high expectations for all of our students. We take the safety and privacy of our students, teachers and all District personnel very seriously.

    The Yakima School District will make every reasonable effort to provide information which is a matter of public record to media outlets when and if it becomes available and is in compliance with State and Federal law, specifically but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), both of which can be accessed at the U.S. Department of Education website at www.ed.gov

    Members of the media are not permitted on any Yakima School District property (including parking lots and bus loading/unloading zones) without the prior consent or invitation of the Yakima School District Superintendent or Community & Public Relations Director. 

    Faces and recognizable images of person under the age of 18 may not be published or broadcast without the written consent of a parent/guardian.

    All requests for information to include, but not limited to interviews, photos, statements, and statistics, should be directed to the Community & Public Relations Director, who will contact the appropriate spokesperson and/or provide public information when and if it is available.

    In the event that any incident involves a formal investigation the Yakima School District will defer all comment to the investigating agency, including but not limited to, local, state and federal law enforcement, and fire departments. In addition, the Yakima School District does not provide comment to the media regarding any active litigation.

    We look forward to working with you in a mutually respectful environment that honors both your mission and ours.